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Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5